FCTA warns Okada, Keke to stay off the city centre


The Federal Capital Territory Administration has warned tricycle and commercial motorcycle operators in the FCT to stay off the city centre or risk having their vehicles confiscated.

The FCTA Director of Security, Mohammed Maikasuwa, who gave this warning in Abuja on Friday, October 26, 2018, said Tricycles and Motorcycles, popularly known as Keke and Okada, remain banned from operating in the Abuja city centre.

He said tricycles will only operate in designated areas like estates and other districts while commercial motorcycles should stay completely off the roads in the FCT.

Maikasuwa said Abuja’s masterplan did not make provision for Okada and Keke to ply in the city centre, adding that the FCTA will ensure this law is not flouted.

He warned commercial motorcycle operators who insist on constituting nuisance along the major highways in the FCT, especially the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway to stay off the road or be made to face severe consequences.

It would be recalled that recent reports had attributed the road traffic crash along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway to the nuisances constituted by the activities of commercial motorcycle operators.

This is despite repeated warnings by the FCTA that the group should stay off the major highways.

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Ciroma, also recently, gave the group 3 days to leave the city centre or they would be made to face the wrath of the law.


Abubakar Sani

Special Assistant on Media to FCT Minister

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